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Prep Wrap: G-C girls secure third place in HHC

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The Greenfield-Central girls basketball team defeated Yorktown 40-36 in a battle for third place in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

Shelby Oldham had 10 points for the Cougars, who finished with a 4-3 record in HHC play, securing third place.

The Cougars (8-10) led 17-16 at halftime and 28-26 after the third quarter on the way to snapping the Tigers’ eight-game win streak.

Yorktown dropped to 14-5 overall and finished 3-4 in the HHC.

Sara Jones and Shelby Davis both had six points for G-C, which also got five points apiece from Regan Lewis and Emily Koers.

Justine Irelan had 13 points for Yorktown.

G-C also won the junior varsity game, 47-26. Amanda Flora (12 points) and Bradlie Gruell (11) led the Cougars.

The Cougars (8-10) host Whiteland (9-10) Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Mt. Vernon 56, New Castle 39

Sadie Baugh and Shaely Duff both tallied career-highs to spur 3A No. 7 Mt. Vernon to its fourth straight win.

Baugh, a freshman, had 16 points and seven rebounds while Duff, a sophomore, notched 12 points for the Marauders (15-3).

MV led 37-32 after three quarters, but outscored the Trojans 19-7 in the final frame.

Sydney Shelton added 13 points, three assists, four rebounds and five steals. Rachel Houck had six points, five assists, four rebounds and five steals.

MV (7-0 HHC) can clinch the outright conference championship with a win at Delta (4-13, 1-5 HHC) Saturday.

Rushville is 6-1 in the HHC with one conference game remaining, followed by Greenfield-Central (4-3) and Pendleton Heights (3-3).

Lawrence Central 41, New Palestine 21

The visiting Bears led 12-4 after eight minutes and progressively pulled away from the Dragons.

Haley Stratman paced NP with 12 points, her 11th game in double figures this season.

Carly Hackler added six rebounds for the red and white (3-15).

Makenzie Telfair led LC (7-9) with 10 points and six rebounds.

New Palestine (1-5 Hoosier Heritage Conference) finishes up its conference slate Monday vs. Pendleton Heights (12-8, 3-3 HHC).


Dragons deposit Morristown

Host New Palestine handled Morristown in a dual meet, prevailing 100.775-65.125.

Kenzi Hoffman triumphed in the vault (9.15), floor exercise (8.85), balance beam (8.75) and all-around (35.15) for the No. 13 Dragons in the win over the common sectional foe Yellow Jackets. Shelly Huesman took first in the uneven bars (8.45).

Kate Fee was second in the all-around (32.675) after finishing runner-up on beam (7.825) and vault (8.6). Ciarra Hough finished second on the floor (8.45) for the Dragons. New Palestine will host the sectional March 2.


Dragons swept by Whiteland

Despite Shannon Jones setting a new school record in the diving competition, the New Palestine girls swimming and diving team fell at Whiteland, 98-88.

Jones’ score of 201.5 for six dives broke Carly Holden’s school record of 193.4 set in 1999.

Other victors for the Dragons were Emily Trimpe (200 freestyle), Erin Trimpe (100 freestyle) and the 200 medley relay of Megan Prosser, Erin Trimpe, Emily Trimpe and Addison Virt.

As for the NP boys, they lost 92-88.

Grant Gish prevailed in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:14.95, good enough for ninth-best in school history.

Other winners were Conner Page (diving), Luke Steigerwalt (100 butterfly) and Jake Mitchell (100 breaststroke).

NP hosts Greenwood and Roncalli Monday.

EH boys sweep, girls split

The Eastern Hancock boys swimming and diving team defeated Hagerstown 72-66 and Rushville 92-48.

Royal winners were Bryce Burkhart (200 individual medley), Sam Carlton (100 backstroke) and the 200 medley relay of Carlton, Burkhart, Cole Cochard and Sasio Midon.

The girls team topped Rushville 80-71, but fell to Hagerstown 109-53.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Amanda Dickmander, Bekah Dickmander, Hailey Carlton and Sarah Henderson prevailed for EH.

The Royals are at the Beech Grove Invitational Saturday.

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